Thursday, 26 May 2011

Rainbows and Love

For the penultimate draw with the Tarot Lukumi, by Emanuele Noltro & Luigi Scapini, published by Dal Negro, I received the Cuatro de Copas, or Four of Cups.

In the foreground, a dark man and a golden woman bathe two warm chocolate children.  They stand in water, with small rainbows over each of the children.  The water pours from a lilac vessel, whole and overflowing, crowned by a rainbow.  Further back, three other vessels get ever more damaged, with water flowing between rather than from them, and just one small rainbow bridging the stream of water.

The message of this card, so different from traditional Rider Waite Smith imagery, seems to me to be about the wholeness that comes from love, nurturing and family (be that blood family or those we choose for ourselves).  When we forget this, when we isolate ourselves, we are no longer whole, no longer able to be filled with emotion nor able to allow it to flow through and beyond ourselves.  If we can stay with the other, with difference, and still feel love, then something new is born of that relationship, of the between-ness, that is healing and joyful.

I am grateful for the love and acceptance I receive and offer.

I am thankful for my son, embodiment of love.

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